Volunteer Of The Volunteer
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is honoured to have an army of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes in our offices, at our events and in the community to ensure cancer care remains a priority in Eastern Ontario. They donate hundreds of hours a year to the Cancer Foundation. Each month we'll be profiling one of our volunteers who is going above and beyond to make a difference in our community.
For Cyril Chislet — life has been picture perfect. The 69-year-old shutterbug has spent the last 30 years following his dream and snapping photos every chance he gets. Cyril fell in love with photography back in 1962 when he picked up his first camera and less than a decade later he followed his heart and turned his hobby into a career.
Cyril is now semi-retired from his trade and he happily spend his time reading and cycling, but he still makes room for photography. In fact, he donates countless hours to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to capture the moments at some of the Cancer Foundation's biggest events. You can spot him at Alterna Do It For Dad! snapping pictures while runners and walkers are crossing the finish line, or amongst the participants at the annual La Vendemmia Grape Stomp. "My life is event-ful," jokes Cyril. "I love volunteering and the staff at the Cancer Foundation are an amazing group of people to work with."
Become a Cancer Foundation Volunteer
So many people have been touched by cancer, but there is hope. The Cancer Foundation is leading the fight for survivorship in our community. We are working with hospitals and other service providers to ensure cancer patients and their caregivers have the resources they need. We are providing local researchers with funding to help them continue their efforts in the lab and we are working to create cancer awareness and prevention campaigns for our community.
But, we can't do it alone. We need your help. If you'd like to volunteer to become a Cancer Foundation volunteer please fill out the information below and become a valued member of our team.
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